Latest News – December 10

More Snow in Weekend Forecast as Leadville Digs Out

It's time for weekend chores as Lake County residents dig out of over a foot of snow that has fallen in Leadville in the past week. Photo: Jennifer B. Rogowski.

It’s time for weekend chores as Lake County residents dig out of over a foot of snow that has fallen in Leadville in the past week. Photo: Jennifer B. Rogowski.

Spac_50Slash Burns Underway at Flume Creek, Twin Lakes

The U.S. Forest Service Leadville Ranger District began the slash pile prescribed burn project in Lake County on Wednesday, once conditions were optimal.  The project involves burning slash piles in the Flume Creek area.

Leadville's Fuels Crew is burning slash piles in the Flume Creek area, at Twin Lakes.

Leadville’s Fuels Crew is burning slash piles in the Flume Creek area, at Twin Lakes.

Smoke may be present for several days after the piles have been ignited.  Fire personnel will monitor the piles until the fire is completely out.

The most effective method for removing slash piles is by igniting them when weather and conditions are conducive for burning, yet surrounding vegetation is less likely to spread from airborne sparks. For this reason, having snow on the ground is important for a successful burn.  The piles consist of woody debris from thinning or logging projects which removed hazardous fuels on U.S. Forest Service lands.  Burning these piles will further reduce the hazardous fuel buildup in these areas. 
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Twin Lakes Welcomes “This Wonderful Life” for Holiday Theater

Mark the calendar for this wonderful holiday experience in the southern part of lake County in the quaint village of Twin Lakes.

The Twin Lakes Schoolhouse will be the location of "This Wonderful Life" in late December 2016.

The Twin Lakes Schoolhouse will be the location of “This Wonderful Life” Theater Presentation in December.

“This Wonderful Life” the one-man show starring Jim Leaming will be presented at the Twin Lakes Schoolhouse (231 Lang) on December 30 and 31 from 7 – 8:30 pm. Relive the magical and heartwarming story of George Bailey and the effect his life has on others around him. Jim brings to life George Bailey, Clarence, Mr. Potter, Mary and others from the community of Bedford Falls.

Following the show, the bar at the Twin Lakes Inn will be open for approximately two hours. Cost: $20 per ticket ($15 for the cost of the show and the other $5 from each ticket is being donated to Friends of Twin Lakes).

How to get tickets: Send an email to friendsoftwinlakes@gmail.com for an initial ticket reservation. Please indicate your preferred date and, in the event that date is sold out, if you would accept the other night. (Space is limited to 48 seats per night due to occupancy restrictions).

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